Alaska’s Changing Arctic

Energy Issues and Trends for the Alaska State Legislature and its Citizens

This report is designed specifically for state government and Alaska citizens. It addresses one of four priority lines of effort identified in Alaska’s Arctic Policy, “promoting economic and resource development,” through energy.

The report is divided into four major chapters, below.

ConocoPhillips-Judy Patrick

Alaska's Arctic oil economy

A history of Alaska’s reliance on oil and its boom bust impact on the state’s economy. Outlooks for future oil investment.

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Jeffrey Fisher

Alaska's Arctic energy system

How Alaska currently produces and consumes energy. Our expertise in cold climate renewables and microgrids.

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Alaska in international affairs

How the U.S.’s collaborative and competitive global relationships impact Alaska’s position in the Arctic energy regime.

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The Aggie Creek Fire is located 30 miles northwest of Fairbanks, AK started by a lightning strike on Jun. 22, 2015 has consumed an estimated 31,705 acres.  USFS photo.

Climate smart infrastructure

High impact climate changes in Alaska. Planning for future energy infrastructure must consider these changes.

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